Haad Yao

Haad Yao - Koh Phangan - Thailand

Haad Yao - Koh Phangan - Thailand

Haad Yao is a beach resort and is also known as “Long Beach" and is one of the prettiest beaches due to its long vast stretch of fine white sand, shady coconut trees and amazing sunsets. Our sea view Haad Yao villas are a perfect choice for both convenience and relaxation.

Map of villas in Haad Yao

Haad Yao is a beach resort and is also known as “Long Beach" and is one of the prettiest beaches due to its long vast stretch of fine white sand, shady coconut trees and amazing sunsets.

The beach is 1km long and wide enough for beach games and with the sunset views, a coral reef, beautiful vistas and more than enough room for an ever expanding popularity many consider this the perfect beach.

The rich coral reef is a haven for marine life and the stretch making the region a hotspot for divers and snorkeling enthusiasts alike.

It is also possible to beach hop from here along the stunning west coastline by kayak or long tail boat.

Nearby Koh Ma is a small island just off the north-west coast of Koh Phangan with a sandbar that links the two islands and is the only National Marine Park within Pha Ngan's waters. Here it possible to spot turtles, harmless reef sharks and swim amongst shoals of colorful tropical fish.

Haad Yao Beaches

Haad Yao

Also known as "Long Beach" is found on the west coast and is picture postcard material, with a wide one kilometer beach with stunning sunset view. This area has grown over the years in harmony with the natural splendour and laid back vibe that drew the first travellers here.

The region is fairly mountainous away from the coast, and there are a number of mountain trails and walks to follow.
Wang Sai waterfall is within easy reach and Laem Son Lake is a popular freshwater lake, shaded by tall pine trees with giant rope swings!

Watersports and Sea Tours

Sight Seeing Boat Trips

The stunning 42 islands of the Angthong Marine Park and the surrounding seas are home to an abundance of tropical marine life and not to be missed. A must visit is a trip to Khao Tao famous for it’s crystal clear waters full of colourful tropical fish and a divers paradise.


Most beaches on Koh Phangan have kayaks to rent by the hour and are great for exploring the coastline.

Diving and Snorkeling Trips

Snorkelling is possible almost anywhere on Koh Phangan. The reefs from Chaloklum Bay on the north west coast are in great condition, it’s even possible to dive directly from the beach.

Deep Sea Fishing Trips

Fishing trips can usually be organised with many of the island’s resorts or tour companies and often are brief long tail boat trips out to a few local spots with a hand line. There are also plenty of operations with quality rods and equipment.


The KBA centre on Koh Phangnan is located at Baan Tai and teach at the most suitable beaches throughout the year to be in the best area for wind conditions. During low tides, KBA can provide land boarding by kite such as kite skating and buggy courses.

Sailing Charters

Koh Phangan's waters are ideal for learning or an exhilarating ride for the experienced sailor. There are many international standard companies offering sailing trips and tuition.


A well established wakeboarding company provides wakeboarding lessons or board rentals on the north coast of Koh Phangan in the fishing village of Chaloklum an has receved great reviews.

Other Activities

Mountain Biking

Bicycles can be hired throughout Koh Phangan, the quality of such bikes does vary but there are many in very reasonable condition. The best areas to leisurely cycle are in the south and west coast with sights to see such as the Phaeng Waterfall, the Jade Buddha and Laem Son Lake.


Perfect for trekking and camping, many parts of Koh Phangan remain untouched. There some fun treks along the coastline linking up peaceful coves and beaches, or in the jungle interior and Phaeng Waterfall National Park.

Muay Thai Boxing

There are three small stadiums in Thongsala - you’ll easily be able to watch this popular sport during your stay.

Canopy Adventure

Zip through the trees gliding along ziplines and at walk on sky bridges 22m up in the trees.

Temple Visits

Koh Phangan has a long heritage as a visiting place for Thai royalty. There are many beautiful temples to discover and numerous spots of simply outstanding natural beauty.

Thai Cookery School

A cookery school overlooking Haad Salad has 1/2 day cooking classes which involves shopping in the local market for the ingredients, providing an insight into the ingredients used and the actual cooking with your own wok and work station.


Eating out in Haad Yao

There are several great cafes, restaurants and beachfront bars to choose from.


Had Yao Nightlife

Although not as lively as Haad Rin and Bantai you have a choice of beach and roadside bars, small local shops, a snooker hall and some nice viewpoint bars

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